Dear Spring Run Members,
On April 28, 2011, Spring Run Golf Club’s Board of Directors instituted a new policy that you should be aware of regarding leasees of your units. If you ever rent out your unit, you need to be aware of this change:
New Social Transfer Membership applicable to all Renters in Spring Run
This policy, effective immediately, creates a mandatory Social Transfer Membership for everyone who rents in Spring Run who does not take the normal Full Transfer Membership. In other words, your renters, who in the past have simply rented from you, now will be registered with the Master Association, will have a House Account, and can use the Dining Rooms, Tennis Courts, Fitness Room, and Bocce Courts, but excludes Golf Privileges.
A fee of $100 plus tax for this Social Transfer Membership is applicable, which is in addition to the $100 fee already charged by the Neighborhood Association for the Lease. Transfer Members who already pay the fee of $225 plus tax for Full Transfer of Membership will not be subject to any new charges.
If you have not already received this notice in the mail, be on the lookout. Likewise, we will be sending the notice via email from time to time. Since 200 + residents transfer or lease their units for a period of time each year, it is a policy that impacts quite a number of people and is something that should be communicated to anyone who simply RENTS from you and does not transfer membership. Spring Run has shared this new policy change with the local property management companies so that they are aware of what is happening as well.
So what is the reason for this change?
Over the past couple years, I have gotten feedback from various renters in Spring Run who do not play golf but say they would like to be able to use the dining facilities and other common areas such as tennis. These renters have told me that $100 would be a good value to use the facilities and have a house account, but that the current $225 is just too expensive. I occasionally get messages from members saying they talked to renters who are playing tennis or bocce anyway… either they know they can’t but try to use them regardless, or they are simply unaware that they must be registered with the Master Association. Either way, at around the same time I was considering this policy, the Finance Committee made a similar recommendation.
In the end, all parties (and a majority of Neighborhood Reps informally polled at their last meeting), agreed to creating a social transfer policy. The final version kept the membership fee reasonable, albeit a mandatory one. The Board accepted the proposed policy change and then posted it for 30 days in the Clubhouse for any member comments. At the April meeting, the Board approved the change.
If you have any comments or questions, please feel free to reply back, call, or stop in to see me. I will be happy to discuss this with you.
Have a wonderful summer season!
Mike Zigler, GM